Astrosphere for May 7, 2007

Here’s what’s making gravity waves around the astrosphere today (in otherwords, the interesting stories I found on other sites).

Clear Skies on Demand observes a series of astronomy-related stamps that the UK Royal Mail is releasing to celebrate 50 years of the BBC’s Sky at Night television show.

NASA Watch is reporting that the B612 Foundation has released the complete NASA Report called “2006 Near Earth Object Survey and Deflection Study”. Apparently is wasn’t released to the public, for no good reason whatsoever.

Do you support human space exploration? Well, you’re not alone. Apparently most Americans surveyed oppose any cut in the NASA budget. Space Politics analyzes this recent poll.

Armadillo Aerospace was awarded an Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract. John Carmack has mixed feelings about this.

Snowball Earth or no Snowball Earth? LiveScience reports on the conflicting evidence of our once fully frozen planet (or not).

If you did get a chance to fly in space, would you ever want to go home? ABC News is reporting that cosmonauts have a tough time coming back to Earth. (nod to Really Rocket Science for the story).

Space Prizes has the rundown on the next NASA Centennial Challenge. Digging in the dirt.